The process of digestion, assimilation and elimination is very important and very temperamental. The organs of digestion are very delicate and must be treated with care. The digestive environment in many ways determines our wei qi or immune function.
In Chinese medicine, food is not broken down into nutrients and calories, rather each food has specific qualities that it will pass on to those who eat them. The qualities of the foods will either help to support and nurture the individual or cause a disruption in the function of the individual. Chinese Dietary Therapy has been used for thousands of years to promote health and treat disease.